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Ursula K. Le Guin
As of 2013, Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent... show more
As of 2013, Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. Forthcoming in 2012, Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

She is known for her treatment of gender (The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri), political systems (The Telling, The Dispossessed) and difference/otherness in any other form. Her interest in non-Western philosophies is reflected in works such as 'Solitude' and 'The Telling' but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Krober. The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist's experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators (Le Guin favours the first person narration) are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.
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Birth date: October 21, 1929
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pareidolia
pareidolia rated it 4 weeks ago
Le Guin's famous novel cannot hide its time of conception: it's clearly a work influenced by the Cold War. But without doubt it's still relevant today; I think it should be required reading, not only for Science Fiction-fans, but for everyone, especially in a time that's so busy building walls. Th...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 months ago
These are four loosely connected but independent short stories set at the start of Yeowe's independence from Werel, after 30 years of revolutionary war. They are the stories of people as different as they can possibly come, coming to terms. With loss, with cultural differences, with a place in socie...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
“There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.” In “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin. Thank you, Ursula k. Le Guin, for encouraging me to celebrate my peculiarities. The...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 3 months ago
La seule réponse à l'erreur volontaire, c'est le silence.- Le silence est la réponse à tout, et à rien, dit-il encore.
Calyre
Calyre rated it 4 months ago
- On ne chante pas seulement avec sa voix, remarqua-t-elle. On chante avec son esprit. La plus belle voix au monde ne sert à rien si l'esprit ne connaît pas les chansons.
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